Show your Astro’s support – get naked and buy stuff!

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On my way home last night, I couldn’t believe the lines pouring out onto the sidewalks and into the parking lots of every sporting goods store we passed. Astros fans need memorabilia, dammit!!

This World Series has been decades in the making and it’s really cool seeing everyone get so behind our home team. Seems like most everyone has had some sort of Astros sighting or story over the last couple of weeks.

Mayor White is even promoting nudity (okay, I’m kind of making that up – but it made a better post title) this weekend in support of the ‘Stros.

Mayor Bill White urged Houstonians to participate in a “no sox” weekend in support of the hometown team.

“My mother may not approve,” he said, before several members of his senior staff lifted their slacks to show off bare ankles. “But let’s show everybody that we’re behind these Houston Astros.”

(link via Ed Schipul. Thanks Ed!)

(Astros/Sox gear image found here in this Flickr album)

3 Comments so far

  1. Governor (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 2:23 pm

    All the guys in my office are not wearing socks today!

    I’m participating too, but I feel weird walking around without socks in my Italian leather shoes.


  2. katya (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 3:59 pm

    Nobody is wearing socks in my office either – but we have it easier, as today is a casual Friday and we get to wear flip-flops. ahhhh… the simple foam footwear pleasures of life….


  3. Ed (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2005 @ 5:18 pm

    OK, so the two people in Houston with real life foot fetishes are very happy this weekend… GO STROS!



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